My blog has been recognised by Feedspot as one of the Top 50 on the web.
I’m glad they like it as much as I do!
When I first started Creative Calligraphy, I was told blogging would be good for my website.
Keeping it updated means it looks active, so it appears higher in search engines.
From a personal point of view, it also keeps the former journalist side of me happy!
I aim to blog once a week and keep it relevant to my business, but also my interests outside of it.
Or it could be about projects I’ve been involved in, such as styled shoots, or commissions that have been particularly interesting.
I’ve also blogged a lot about my workshops, both for the Cultural Spring and independently.
Sometimes I might just share my holiday snaps, like when we went to Toronto earlier in the year.
Generally, there’s an arts, culture, craft and obviously, calligraphy, slant to what I do.
Recently, I’ve been thinking of ways to promote my blog more and whether to blog more often.
So this listing from Feedspot could not have come at a better time!
I must admit, I was sceptial at first – an e-mail arrived out of the blue, so I feared it was spam, or some sort of virus!
But it was followed by mentions on social media and after a bit of digging, I found out that Feedspot is a modern RSS reader, enabling people to keep up with news and content on multiple websites in one place.
I’m actually listed at number 10, based on several criteria, including Google reputation and search ranking, influence and popularity on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites, quality and consistency of posts and Feedspot’s editorial team and expert review.
There are some fantastic calligraphers from all over the world on the list, some of whom I already follow and interact with on social media.
They include Kate Watson at Olive & Reid Studio, Lindsey Bugbee, from The Postman’s Knock, Molly Suber Thorpe, from Plurabelle Studio, and Claire Gould, from By Moon and Tide.
The list has also given me more people to follow – and hopefully more people will find me!
And if you have a topic you’d like me to cover on my blog, leave a comment below!